Showing posts from January, 2013

Snow..oh no!

Hi!   So has anyone else had enough of the snow yet!? It looks so pretty from the window but for anyone that has to commute anywhere...nightmare! I was fortunate enough not to have had to travel when it was at its worst but I felt sorry for my partner and anyyone else that had to :o(   This is a quick picture of what it looked like from our window! So last week I did a post on some beauty products that I purchased, just to recap here is a picture of the items. After one week I can already say that I am really pleased with these purchases.   The Garnier body lotion has been great for my super dry skin. I liked the fact that it wasn't greasy when I put it on and it absorbed into my skin really fast, I get so annoyed when you have to stand for ages rubbing in body lotion!   The face wash is a great product especially at such a bargin price! I only had one spot on my chin after using it, I find that sometimes when I use a new facewash I get breakouts but this


Hi This is my first outfit of the day post. I absolutley love looking at OOTD on instagram, they give me a lot of ideas and inspiration for my outfits.     This is one my favourite outfits at the moment, simple and smart.   The cardigan is from Forever 21, at first when I saw it I thought, is it too much which was very odd for me as even though I am a plus size I always like to take a risk with colour and prints.     The scarf which also doubles as a pashmina I picked up from a french market that was being held in our town one saturday, at £5 i thought it was bargin as well as a gorgeous colour!     My jeans are from new look, in most of my OOTD posts you will see me wearing jeans and always dark denim, i rarely wear light denim as to me i feel it emphasises my thighs way too much!        I also added this beautiful bracelet which was from a local boutique, one of my favourite bracelets in my collection     I hope you enjoyed my first O

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King

Hi! So today I wanted to do a review on a couple of random products that I purchased last week. I had an appointment in the lovely town of Thame last week so I decided to see what the local shops had to offer! I was plesantly suprised by the superdrug in the town, now I feel I can say this as compared to my local one it was bright, a good size and the shop assistant didn't look like she wished she was somewhere else! First of all I must say I rarely use own brand cleansers, I have been using Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facewash, unfortunately as nice as this product looks it doesn't seem to be agreeing with my skin. Prior to this I had used Johnsons Clean and Clear Wash for years as it kept my skin beautifully soft and clean but I always like to try something new inbetween.    Many years ago my skincare routine was about 20 minutes long, I would go into an utter panic if the items I was currently using were about to run out. Nowadays it's fairly simple and t

“I got a question for you, gonna come over here and kiss me with those pretty lips?” ― Aggy Bird, Like a Sparrow Through the Heart

Hi! Lips.... that's what i'm talking about today! They are my favourite part of my body so i always make sure they are soft and covered in some pretty gloss! I'm going to to do a review about some products that I purchased in the sales. In Debenhams I bought some Lancome juicy tubes, these have been a long term favourite of mine. I have always just stuck to one colour so decided to get these mini glosses to try in some different colours. I also got some lip balms from Burts Bees, this is a brand that I had heard a lot about but had never tried anything. It was around £6 for two lip balms (these were the ones that I was holding when I got the 'evil' glares from the woman shopping!). They both have a nice subtle hint of colour but they are super soft on my lips and the packaging is so lovely which is always a bonus with me! The two colours that I got were Hibiscus which is a really soft pink and Red Dahlia/Dahlia Rouge a subtle red tone. The
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Sale Sale Sale!

Post Christmas sales..normally I would be so excited to go but this year i actually had second thoughts, the horrendous queues and having my patience tested over the christmas shopping period made me want to hibernate until summer. Anyway on boxing day my partner and I decided to go to Milton Keynes, I had made myself a list the night before of items that I really wanted to find so i didn't get too carried away. We got there nice and early, i had my 'shopping outfit' on, felt really good a little bit excited when i saw that it wasn't too busy,game on i thought! First shop we went into and after 10 minutes i was done, when I say that it was busy was a total understatement, i had one woman giving me evil stares as i clasped my hands tightly around the last burts bees lipbalm set...eek! There were also plenty of sightings of shopping rage, like road rage but without the car, who knew that shopping could become so stressful and so, dare i say it,dangerous! Neve

Happy new year! New year,new me?

Hello So Christmas is now over and we have made it into 2013 yay! I for one am very happy to see 2013, last year was a very difficult year but I'm ready to put that behind me and start afresh. I have made a few New Years resolutions which I'm really hoping I can stick to, I won't share them all with you but here are a few of them: 1. Do more stuff I love - this is one thing that I have done already by starting this blog. I also want to spend more time on the hobbies that I really enjoy such as crafting, knitting and gardening. These are all things I didn't get to do much of last year so I want to ignite my passion for all them this year. 2. Get out of my comfort zone - by this I mean that instead of just reading the books I know I will enjoy (chick lit) I want to read some classics and some other stuff that I wouldn't even dare to read let alone look at the cover! I also want to watch some of those 'classic' films and go to places that I see in magaz


Hello! Please forgive my lame heading for my first blog! Just a little bit about myself, my name is Natalie. I have a keen interest in fashion,shopping,gardening and crafts. I have started this blog to share some of my ideas, thoughts and finds with you so please take a look and enjoy! Natalie x